Training Resources

This webpage is dedicated to the promotion of the development of faculty, staff, and students in the area of Information Technology.

Below, you will find a brief description of what each department is doing to develop IT skills within the University community. Under each description, a link to that department's training initiative has been provided.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

With the understanding that a computer is only as good as the person using it, ITS offers a range of basic software training courses to try and help increase the efficiency and productivity of all faculty and staff at the University. In coordination with the Office of Human Resources, the ITS training initiative has a goal to close the communication and computer skills gap that currently exists on campus. Our objective is to make users aware of the options and features available in Microsoft Office, the Windows and Macintosh operating systems, and other software programs and topics as needed by the University community.

Upcoming training classes are announced through the daily University Announcements e-mail, distributed to all faculty and staff. If you have a particular request for a training session for your department or division, please contact ITS at (203) 254-4000 ext. 4069, or send an e-mail to ITS will make every reasonable attempt to accommodate departments in their needs for training.

ITS Training

DiMenna-Nyselius Library

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library offers research assistance to all students, faculty and staff throughout the year. We know our students, faculty and staff lead busy lives, so we offer many convenient ways to access research help.

1. Personal assistance is available from Reference Librarians through the Ask a Librarian service. Click on the link that works best for you.

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Chat Reference
Chat with a librarian 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Telephone Reference
Call the Reference Desk at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2178 during
Reference Desk Hours.

In-Person Reference
Visit DiMenna-Nyselius Library during Reference Desk Hours.

Reference by Appointment
Schedule a personal appointment with a librarian for in-depth research assistance.

2. Online Guides and Tutorials - The Library offers numerous online Research Guides to aid students in their research, such as citation guides and course specific guides, as well as online tutorials. Visit our Research Guides and Tutorials page.

3. Classes - Librarians teach research classes during scheduled class time in collaboration with faculty.

4. Workshops - Workshops on current topics of interest are scheduled during the year; past workshops focused on blogs, RSS feeds and Google Scholar. If you would like to suggest a topic, please e-mail the Reference Desk at We would love to hear your suggestions.

Check out the DNL Report for the library's News and Events.

DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Media Center

The Media Center conducts introductory to intermediate and advanced new-media and digital application workshops in its RCADE Lab in Xavier Hall, Room G-15. The workshops are free to students, faculty, and staff of Fairfield University; are held on scheduled days between 5-6:30 p.m.; and are taught on Apple Macintosh G5 computers.

To view a schedule of RCADE workshops being offered this semester and a description for each, please click the below link and then click onto the "What's RCADE?" slot under the green Facilities Resources panel.

The Resource Center for Advanced Digital Exploration workshops offer an opportunity for Fairfield University staff, faculty and students to explore new media technologies for research, teaching, artistic work, or just to learn something new and exciting. We look forward to seeing you!

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